Picturesque Isle of Anglesey

Picturesque Isle of Anglesey

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Anglesey island is known for its ancient history and its prehistoric and Celtic remains. It is low and fertile, in contrast to the mountainous North Wales mainland, and hence it was an early grain-growing and stock-raising centre. Seafaring and fishing were also significant; trading contacts with Ireland were established early, and the island lay on a prehistoric sea route linking the Mediterranean with northern countries. Anglesey is the largest Welsh island coming in at 276 square miles. It is separated from the mainland by the Menai Strait, which is spanned by two picturesque bridges. Firstly there’s the Menai Suspension Bridge which was built in 1826 and pioneered by Thomas Telford. Secondly, the Britannia Bridge of 1850 which came about due to the rising popularity of rail travel and the need for rail links between the island and the mainland and which was rebuilt following a fire in 1970.

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South Stack Lighthouse

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South Stack Lighthouse

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Rhoscolyn North Bwa Gwyn

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Rhoscolyn lighthouse

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Rhoscolyn lighthouse

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Rhoscolyn beach

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Rhoscolyn beach

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Rhoscolyn beach

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The North Stack Fog Station

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The North Stack Fog Station

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Menai Bridge

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Britannia Bridge

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